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Varsity Indians fall to Eldon 8-3
April 24, 2014Hallsville High School
4/23 varsity: HALLSVILLE..........3
Hallsville visited the Eldon Mustangs' field for the first time in history and didn't finish with very good results in the opening Tri-County Conference varsity game, suffering an 8-3 loss. The Indians struck first and well in the initial inning scoring three times when Cole Burkett singled, Collin Drummond followed with a single after Burkett stole second and both runners ended up at second and third. Lucas Stewart lined out to shortstop on a nice diving play by the Mustang infielder, but Burkett scored on an rbi-groundout by Ryan Long. Blake Stone then drew a walk and stole second, and both he and Drummond scored on a wild throw to first when Derrek Trickel bounced a ball to third.
But for the rest of the game the Hallsville offense was just about nil with only three more base runners over the next six innings. Joe Forge singled in the 4th but was stranded, and in the Indians final at-bat, Trickel and pinch hitter, Austin Silar were left on base after opening the inning with consecutive singles.
In the meantime, Eldon, after being blanked by Derrek Trickel's pitching through the first three innings, took the lead with six runs in the 4th, five unearned, on three Indian errors, a walk, and three singles. And in the 6th inning two more Hallsville errors allowed the Mustangs their seventh and eighth runs on the evening.
Hallsville's record dips to 5-6 and 3-1 in the conference while Eldon improved to 9-8 and 2-2.
In the JV clash, Hallsville scored eight times over the course of five innings to claim an 8-3 victory. Extra-base hits and squeeze plays helped the Indians score early and often.
Both teams are scheduled to play another conference matchup today at 5pm when Hallsville hosts long-time county rival, the Southern Boone Eagles of Ashland.